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Icons of St. John Chrysostom

This is a rare icon, or so it seems. This is St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407). He is my adopted patron saint because of the name, that he was known as a preacher, and, probably, because his inability to keep his mouth shut got him in hot water with the powerful.

Termed, "the golden mouthed" for his compelling preaching, he was priest at Antioch, and patriarch of Constantinople. His attacks on the injustice of the wealthy incurred the wrath of the empress Eudoxia and he was banished, recalled, and banished again.

I have not found many icons showing him.

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Last updated 1/29/06; first posted 5/99; © 2006 John P. Nordin